Author Affiliations: Division of Nephrology/Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Ill.
Contempo Updates Section Editor: Sarah Pressman
Lovinger, MD, Fishbein Fellow.
Acute renal failure (ARF) remains a common and critical clinical entity
affecting 5% to 7% of all hospitalized patients.1,2 It
is associated with various medical problems, treatments, and procedures. Despite
advances in medical care, ARF still carries a significant morbidity and a
20% to 70% mortality rate. Unfortunately, this has not improved during the
past 50 years because of a sicker and older population.
Singri N, Ahya SN, Levin ML. Acute Renal Failure. JAMA. 2003;289(6):747-751. doi:10.1001/jama.289.6.747